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Plant cell and molecular biology

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course serves as an introduction to the Plant orientation in Civil Engineering Program in Biotechnology and Genomics as well as to the Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology. After a brief overview illustrating different aspects of plant and forest biotechnology, an introduction is given to the plant cell and its unique characteristics. The course further aims to provide knowledge of how the various organelles and processes are regulated at the cellular and molecular level such to enable the plant cell and the plant to grow and adapt to their environment. Areas which are then particularly addressed are: photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism, plant organelles and the cytoskeleton, intracellular signaling, and the biosynthesis and turnover of proteins.
The course is divided into three phases: theory (10.5 credits), literature studies and seminarium presentation (3 credits), laboratory exercises (1.5 credits)  

Application and eligibility

Plant cell and molecular biology, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits, of which at least 15 ECTS credits are in the main area of chemistry and 60 ECTS credits in the main area of biology where at least 30 ECTS credits should be in plant biology and cell- and molecular biology. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English B/6. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July. Contact the department for more information. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of plant physiology
Contactperson for the course is:
Johannes Hanson